DR CONGO Go­ril­las

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - ASIATIC CHEETAH -

Park war­dens in the Demo­cratic Repub­lic of the Congo have clashed this year with pygmy groups liv­ing around Kahuz­iB­iega Na­tional Park, home to east­ern low­land, or Grauer’s, go­ril­las. Rangers have also been at­tacked and killed by rebel mili­tias in the Virunga Moun­tains, where moun­tain go­ril­las are found, while a rebel group called Simba Mai-Mai oc­cu­pies Maiko Na­tional Park – another strong­hold for low­land go­ril­las – and con­trols il­le­gal ac­tiv­i­ties such as ar­ti­sanal min­ing and the bush­meat trade.

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